Polysomnography General Quiz V

41 Questions | Total Attempts: 75

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Polysomnography Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The most important parameter to review in a PAP compliance report is...
    • A. 

      AHI

    • B. 

      RDI

    • C. 

      Total Leak

    • D. 

      Amount of undisturbed REM sleep

  • 2. 
    Vd is the abbreviation for....
    • A. 

      Diaphragmatic breathing

    • B. 

      Dead Dead Space

    • C. 

      Tidal Depth

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    Infrared spectroscopy refers to...
    • A. 

      Analysis of a samples gas concentrations by using a gases known absorption of infrared radiation.

    • B. 

      Using infrared lights to determine hemoglobin concentrations in blood.

    • C. 

      Using infrared technology to determine tidal volume.

    • D. 

      A and B are correct

  • 4. 
    The P(a - et) CO2 gradient is...
    • A. 

      The difference between partial pressures of arterial O2 and the end tidal CO2.

    • B. 

      The difference between partial pressures of arterial CO2 and the end tidal CO2.

    • C. 

      The difference between arterial saturation of O2 and the end tidal CO2

    • D. 

      The difference between arterial saturation of CO2 and the end tidal CO2

  • 5. 
    EtCO2 is fairly accurate in the absence of ___________, supplemental O2, or PAP therapy.
    • A. 

      Insomnia

    • B. 

      CRSD

    • C. 

      Respiratory Disease

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular Disease

  • 6. 
    The P (a - et) CO2 generally decreases in patients with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    One possible criteria for scoring REM behavior disorder is if, during REM sleep, at least __________% of the epoch has EMG greater than the minimum EMG amplitude in NREM.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 8. 
    When would a MSLT be repeated?
    • A. 

      If narcolepsy is still suspected.

    • B. 

      If the patient did not fall asleep at all.

    • C. 

      If there was an outside factor affecting the first test.

    • D. 

      A and C are correct

  • 9. 
    What is the maximum allowed leakage current for direct patient contact with polysomnography equipment?
    • A. 

      10 amps

    • B. 

      100 amps

    • C. 

      300 amps

    • D. 

      50 amps

  • 10. 
    Who is considered the father of sleep medicine?
    • A. 

      Nathaniel Kleitman

    • B. 

      William Dement

    • C. 

      Nancy Updike

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 11. 
    Parasomnias are defined as undesirable physical events or experiences that occur while falling asleep, during sleep, or during arousals from sleep,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is most commonly associated with Cheyne-Stokes Respiration.
    • A. 

      CHF

    • B. 

      Stroke

    • C. 

      Renal Failure

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 13. 
    Indicators of Narcolepsy include....
    • A. 

      Sleep Attacks

    • B. 

      Cataplexy

    • C. 

      CSA

    • D. 

      EDS

    • E. 

      Sleep Paralysis

  • 14. 
    Ohms law describes the relationship between...
    • A. 

      Sensitivity, voltage, and deflection

    • B. 

      Current, voltage, and resistance

    • C. 

      Resistance, voltage, and Ohms

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    A pressure transducer....
    • A. 

      Detects air pressure at the nares.

    • B. 

      Has two dissimilar metals that create a voltage proportional to airflow

    • C. 

      Is a DC channel

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 16. 
    In what time range are the alerting signals the lowest?
    • A. 

      1 - 3 a.m.

    • B. 

      4 - 6 pm

    • C. 

      4 - 6 am

    • D. 

      9 - 11 am

  • 17. 
    Leakage current...
    • A. 

      Increases 60 Hz artifact

    • B. 

      Is directed by the building ground

    • C. 

      Is a common phenomenon related to electrical components in which current is lost or generated by various properties of the circuit itself.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Which montage uses exploring electrodes and reference electrodes and yeilds a higher voltage?
    • A. 

      Referential montage

    • B. 

      Bipolar montage

    • C. 

      Bipolar recording

    • D. 

      Referential recording

  • 19. 
    The AASM  recommends what ratio for determining sampling rates.
    • A. 

      1:1

    • B. 

      1:2

    • C. 

      1:3

    • D. 

      1:4

  • 20. 
    Biopotentials are produced through the normal function of nerves and other cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Amplitude is increased as impedance increases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Microsleep is a breif episode of sleep lasting a fraction of a second to 30 seconds and is terminated by an abrupt awakening.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The fairly predictable structure and pattern of sleep as transitions are made from one sleep stage to the next through out the sleep time.
    • A. 

      Hypnogram

    • B. 

      Histogram

    • C. 

      Sleep Architecture

    • D. 

      A and C are correct

  • 24. 
    What is a circadian phase marker?
    • A. 

      A measurement used in diagnosing CRSD.

    • B. 

      Core body temperature

    • C. 

      Melatonin measurements

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Treatment of OSA has a major impact on the following comorbidities....
    • A. 

      Diabetes

    • B. 

      COPD

    • C. 

      Hypertension

    • D. 

      All of the Above

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